8 days in New York City, Detroit & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Detroit & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in New York City, Detroit & Chicago Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
+4
train + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
Detroit
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Amsterdam

2
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and then admire the majestic nature at Gateway National Recreation.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
days
Detroit

Detroit
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Detroit Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from New York City to Detroit in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dearborn, Detroit Zoo, Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Matthaei Botanical Gardens ©
Matthaei Botanical Gardens

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Willowbrook Wildlife Center. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Willowbrook Wildlife Center
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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